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Lobster prices on rise despite new trade war

September 22, 2018

The prices that Florida Keys fishermen are getting for spiny lobster are slowly increasing despite an escalating trade war between the United States and China, which includes both countries...more

County buys building, hires airport director

September 21, 2018

The Monroe County Commission voted Wednesday to buy a new building in Marathon for $750,000 to replace the hurricane-damaged state tax collector’s office.The tax collector’s office “suffered...more

Court rules disabled couple will have to sell their home

September 21, 2018

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Stock Island disabled couple to move and sell their home.In 2017, federal Judge Jose Martinez ruled that Keith and Cheri Cohen, who have...more

Manslaughter trial enters Day 2

September 21, 2018

The trial of the Key West woman who drove onto South Roosevelt Boulevard’s sidewalk and killed a pedestrian entered its second day, with the state calling law enforcement officers who responded...more

Man arrested for DUI, drug possession

September 22, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Sunday for DUI and possession of marijuana after a concerned citizen reported that he crashed into a bridge.Steven Allwood, 33, who recently moved to Key Largo, was charged with DUI, refusal to submit a breath test, refusal to accept citation, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana...more

September 22, 2018

“A 48-hour evacuation deadline for new ROGOs is 100 percent unenforceable, will be 100 percent ignored and in five years, 100 percent forgotten.”“Just listened to your editor speaking on U.S.1 Radio’s Morning Magazine. She expressed surprise that only 30 people showed up at the FDOT meeting about the Cow Key Channel Bridge construction, which will result in a year and a half of one lane in...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Clothes with a focus on comfort, fashion

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Lolita’s Boutique is a women’s apparel shop on Plantation Key named after owner Soira Ramos’ Shih-Tzu pup, which, to her, is her world — along with her new storefront.Lolita’s...more

Committee: No powerboats in deadly wheel ditch

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A “wheel ditch” channel at Whale Harbor should be closed to powerboats, an Islamorada advisory panel recommends. “This is a 100 percent no-brainer,” Bob Mitchell, chairman of...more

Dolphins deliver gear, more to Keys

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The Miami Dolphins commitment to support the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma was delivered, in part, by a box truck loaded with football gear for Monroe County’s three public high...more

Homecoming was a year in works

September 19, 2018

TAVERNIER — A year to the day that her longtime residence was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, SueEllen Bennett’s new home arrived on Sept. 10.“It’s just the way it worked out,” Bennett said. “I hope...more

Editorials

Address the problem of herbicides, poison

September 21, 2018

According to the Audubon Society, 80 million pounds of poison pesticides, which kill both good insects (butterflies, bees, pollinators) and those we deem bad, are used on U.S. lawns annually.And...more

Appreciates newspaper’s assistance in Irma recovery

September 21, 2018

As we mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s destructive landfall in the Florida Keys, we want to take the time to thank everyone at The Key West Citizen who helped with coverage of...more

Refutes allegations against Realtors on rental restrictions

September 21, 2018

On behalf of the Key West Association of Realtors membership and in response to Jodi Weinhoeffer’s allegations that local Realtors are not educating their buyers on rental restrictions, I...more

Cheers and Jeers

September 15, 2018

Cheers: to State Attorney Dennis Ward, the United Way of the Florida Keys and all other agencies and businesses who collaborated to host the Hurricane Irma anniversary event in Big Pine Key last...more

Sports

U16 girls split weekend to commence new season

September 22, 2018

The Florida Keys Soccer Club Key West 2003 (U16) girls squad took to the pitch last weekend in the Dade Youth Soccer Association Early Season 2018 after a break over the summer.In their opening...more

Conchs focused on moving past tough loss as conference schedule ramps up

September 21, 2018

In roughly a 16-minute span last Friday, the Key West High football team went from playoff front-runners to now having a lot of ground to make up after surrendering 21 unanswered points during a...more

Dolphins, Raiders meet for first time since title tilt

September 21, 2018

Last year, during the run to the South Florida Conference independent Division championship, the Marathon High football team had to knock off Ransom Everglades twice in back-to-back weeks — to...more

Hurricanes taking on second 1st-year program of season

September 21, 2018

For the second time this season, the Coral Shores High football team will be taking on a first-year program as West Park High is making it second-straight long road trip in as many weeks, after...more